On track to exceed LEED Gold, this extensive renovation of the 1960’s home of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is one of Atelier Ten’s first NYC High Performance Building Program pilot projects. Key project goals include the upgrade of all systems to achieve LEED and meet the requirements of Local Law 86, as well as meeting NYC preservation goals.
As a key component of the overall environmental strategy, Atelier Ten worked with 1100 Architect to upgrade the lighting system. Atelier Ten designed a lighting scheme with high-efficacy, long-life light sources paired with high efficiency luminaires, which greatly contribute to the overall energy savings and low maintenance cost of the lighting system. Upgraded lighting and finishes in the stairwells were carefully designed to encourage users to use the stairs to promote activity. Careful consideration of light sources provided the high color rendering required for critical food and health demonstrations while maintaining efficiency standards.
Atelier Ten’s team from the New York office includes Director Nico Kienzl, Associate Director Shanta Tucker, and Senior Environmental Designer Shivani Shah. The lighting design team in New Haven includes Director Mark Loeffler, Associate Director Chad Goshart, and Senior Lighting Designer Gustavo Sanchez.
Read featured article in Architectural Record.